Screen Day Out Education Program

Thursday 7 – Tuesday 19 June 2018

Screen Day Out is Sydney Film Festival’s secondary education program, presenting Australian premiere features and documentaries in three cinemas across Sydney – Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Randwick’s Ritz Cinema and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

  • All Screen Day Out sessions will be introduced by filmmakers or special guests, with hosted question sessions following the screening;
  • In-depth online Australian Teachers of Media Inc. Study Guides have been created for each film and will be available for teachers to download from The Education Shop here;
  • With the support of ATOM, the Festival has launched a competition for aspiring film writers, celebrating insightful film criticism in memory of film writer and former SFF director Sylvia Lawson. Students are encouraged to submit a review of one of the Screen Day Out films to win 12 double film passes courtesy of Event Cinemas and a Flexipass 10 for the 66thSydney Film Festival. View more information about the Student Critics Competition here!

Download the schedule here and view the films below. To book your school group, fill in this form, email or call us on 1300 733 733 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 

Teachers are also invited to register their class for a free Field Trip to the Apple Store. These hands-on sessions can be tailored to complement classroom projects with topics such as ‘Exploring Creative Storytelling’ and ‘Elevating Ideas to Action’. Register for Field Trips at

Screen Day Out is funded by a group of Sydney Film Festival’s generous philanthropists and supported by Australian Teachers of Media Inc. You can hear more about what inspires film-lovers to donate to Sydney Film Festival here.

If you would like to get involved and help fund the growth of this program, please contact SFF Philanthropy Manager, Georgia Shepherd by email at or on 8220 6612.

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The Breadwinner

Oscar-nominated animated feature about an 11-year-old Afghan girl, Parvana, who must pose as a boy to support her family when her father is unjustly jailed.

Inventing Tomorrow

Inspiring students from Indonesia, India, Mexico and Hawaii tackle environmental issues in their own backyard, as they prepare for the world’s largest science fair.

Pick of the Litter

We follow the two-year journey, from birth through training to graduation, of five Labrador puppies destined to become guide dogs for the blind.

Speak Up

A group of French college students prepare for an annual public speaking competition in the northern suburbs of Paris, in this entertaining and captivating documentary.